* NSFW Republican National Convention promo, as sponsored by Grindr.
* John Hodgman is a liberal who likes to win.
* My political party is staunchly anti-anchovy.
* Being a Libertarian looks a lot like being constipated.
* The story of how Spider-Man saved Planned Parenthood.
* Mitt Romney's beliefs, condensed. Brought to us by Hugh Atkin.
* The Onion's American Voices react to the concept of "Legitimate Rape."
* Prop 43 will redistribute the contents of your stomach, from Funny or Die.
* Seth Meyers will not play Paul Ryan, but now the speculation begins as to who will.
Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Links, John Hodgman, Libertarian, Paul Ryan, Planned Parenthood, Republican National Convention, Seth Meyers, SNL, Spider-Man
Jon Stewart takes a look at all innovative ways that Americans have devised in which to hate each other in this segment, "Culture War Update: The Dividening of America." And I'll tell you, that's area in which America continues to shine…
Coverage continues to be divisive after the point of division in this divided post.
Tags: 9/11, Atheists, Comedians, Dana Perino, Fox, Health Care, Jon Stewart, Lou Dobbs, Men and Women, Religion, Spider-Man, Terrorism, The Daily Show, World Trade Center
Stephen Colbert digs down into this clusterfudge* of a three-way senate race they've got going on up there at the top of the world, and uncovers a fourth candidate. One with a secret identity. One that you'll never guess (unless you read the title of this post)…
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
* Mmmmmmmm… clusterfudge…
Tags: Alaska, Joe Miller, Lisa Murkowski, Scott McAdams, Senate, Spider-Man, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
After Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada announced that Stephen Colbert is still running for president in the Marvel Universe, we decided to follow up by contacting a reporter in that universe for updates on his campaign:
Scooch Over, Thomas Dewey. You've Got Company
On the night of the 1948 presidential election, the Chicago Daily Tribune printed "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN" as its post-election headline — before the returns determined conclusively that Harry S. Truman won the presidency. Sixty years of huge advancements in electoral technology would not be enough to prevent The DB from committing an equally heinous error — prematurely releasing copies of its Wednesday morning edition with the bold, 70-point headline "COLBERT DEFEATS MCCAIN & OBAMA". Some editions even proclaimed, "COLBERT-IN-CHIEF."
When asked what happened, Marvel Comic Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada responded, "We completely forgot the Marvel Universe reflects what happens in the real world…Ooops, our bad."
How ironic, then, that the initial projections which "definitively" declared Colbert the 44th President of the United States would suddenly turn southward for the populist, and that within hours Barack Obama would be delivering his acceptance speech. Yes, President-elect Obama is smiling today, but he knows it was the closest presidential race our nation has ever been part of. He knows that Stephen Colbert was no Strom Thurmond in this election. He knows that Colbert brought the battle to both Obama and Senator John McCain, and he quite nearly pulled off the upset of the century.
That said, "nearly" isn't nearly enough for Colbert today.
"We're all extremely disappointed," said campaign strategist David Seperson in a statement Wednesday morning. "We thought Mr. Colbert had everything going his way, especially after he gained significant ground in the polls over the past few weeks. If I were to pick the swing state that proved to be his downfall, I'd have to say it was Florida. Either Senator McCain or Mr. Colbert needed to take that state, but Senator Obama pulled off a huge upset there."
Does Seperson believe that if Spider-Man, with whom Colbert recently aligned himself against The Grizzly, had made Florida his swing state, we would be swearing the populist into office this January? "There's no point in speculating on such things," he replied. "For now, let's simply congratulate President-elect Obama and his family. And I hope he's ready for some serious Monday morning quarterbacking on The Colbert Report over the next four years."
Tags: Marvel, Spider-Man, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report